New Books

Thanks to a generous prize from Bookmark store in Charlottetown, our library has recently added new titles to our English and French collections!

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April Hot Lunches

The April menu for HotLunches will be open starting tomorrow, and close for ordering April 5th at midnight.

The menu covers the weeks of Tuesday, April 6th to Friday, April 30th.

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Home and School News- April 2021

1. 68th Annual Meeting, May 10th

The Federation’s 68th Annual Meeting will be held May 10th, 2021, virtually on Zoom. Registration and meeting materials will be circulated electronically in April.

 2. School Crossing Guard Award

This award recognizes school crossing guards on Prince Edward Island for their service in keeping our students safe as they travel to and from school each day. Parents, guardians, teachers, administrators, staff, and members of the community at large may, through their local Home and School associations, nominate a school crossing guard from their school community for this award. Deadline for Nominations: April 23, 2021
More information at: School Crossing Guard Award

  1.   Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program Consultations.

4. Share your ideas!

Currently, 76% of Island four-year olds are enrolled in pre-kindergarten.  A new universal pre-kindergarten program will help ensure that cost is not a barrier to a child’s development and success.  An Online Survey here is open until April 9, 2021 / Email to: prekindergarten@gov.pe.ca / Mail to: Dept. Education PO Box 2000 Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

5.  New Program to Connect Children Waiting for Autism Assessments with Interventions

A new Health PEI program will provide early intervention for children who are awaiting an autism assessment from a psychologist. The Social ABCs is for children between the ages of 12 and 36 months. The Social ABCs program, for children between ages 12 and 36 months, has been successful in other parts of Canada. Parents have seen a significant increase in positive affect-sharing and social communication in toddlers.  Click for Autism Assessments details.

6. Public Schools BranchInfo for Parents and Students (Live Links)

Zoning and Transportation

2021/2022 Late French Immersion Information and Registration 

Helping Children Cope With Threats – Tips for Families and Educators

Pediculosis (Head Lice) Management Protocol (August 2018)

Provincial School Calendar for 2020/2021

Safe & Caring Learning Environments

 More…..

~~ Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction = CCSA is leading an exciting initiative, with support from Health Canada, to update Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines by 2022 using the latest evidence. We are holding a six week, online public consultation to inform the update to the guidelines.
The consultation survey is open to all people in Canada from March 8 until April 18.

~~   Upcoming PEI Volunteer Food Safety Presentations = Signup. FREE: envhealth@ihis.org / 902-368-4970

~~Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence = Nominate an educator who has gone above and beyond for a PM Award for Teaching Excellence by April 27/21.   www.canada.ca/pm-awards.

~~Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds OutClass = Giving away a FREE outdoor classroom: 20 student desk/seats, a teacher podium and an outdoor chalkboard, shipped and set up free for the winning school. Requires 2 simple steps: 1. Click on this live link to register to receive a ballot. 2. Submit the ballot (this will need to be approved by the principal).

~~EdCan NETWORK = Learning resources K-12; Five strategies that parents can use to support the well-being of middle and high school children.

 

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School Picture Reminder

A reminder that school pictures will be taking place tomorrow for English and French Immersion students.  Students will have the option to opt out of photos if they wish.

 

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Reminders- Spring Photos, Water Bottles and Outdoor Clothing

A few reminders:

  • Spring photos will take place on Thursday, March 25th for English and French Immersion students.
  • All students need to bring a water bottle each day filled with water.  Our water fountains are not available for use.
  • Students should ensure that they are properly dressed for outdoors as temperatures will fluctuate and the playground could be quite wet and muddy.

 

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March Break

Greenfield staff would like to wish all students a safe and happy March Break!  We look forward to seeing everyone back on March 22nd!

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Volleyball PEI – Spring Volleyball Tryouts

Volleyball PEI
Spring volleyball tryouts for the East Prince area will be starting over March Break.
In previous years, the fee was approximately $80.

Girls’ Spring Volleyball Tryouts
Girls in Grades 6-8
March 16th and March 18th
6:00- 7:30
Summerside Intermediate School

Boys’ Spring Volleyball Tryouts
Boys in Grades 5-8
March 15th and 17th
7:00 – 8:30
Summerside Intermediate School
Coaches: Tyler MacDonald and Ben MacDougall

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French Immersion Kindergarten Information

The Department of Education has put together a Kindergarten French Immersion Information Session on video for families of children attending kindergarten this coming school year.  It is available for viewing below:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vRb667e0E3FKSTmR3D88UlGz6ID9DT0qIvNRX_azG09FfJBCZge60IT30T6bjh4jnCSwEoj0ihNtnfW/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000&slide=id.p1

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Greenfield Basketball Program

The girl’s basketball team will practice on Tuesday, March 9th from 3 – 4pm at Greenfield. The boy’s team will practice on Wednesday, March 10th from 3 – 4pm at Greenfield. Games are suspended for the time-being due to the COVID-19 circuit breaker. It is hoped that the jamboree will be held after March Break.

The basketball jerseys have arrived! Players who have paid for their jersey may pick them up from Mme Kim at the school. The cost is $20 for those who have not paid. Players who have purchased a jersey should return their Greenfield School jersey to Mme Kim ASAP.

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Winter Carnival (March 8 – March 12)

We will be having our Winter Carnival this upcoming week (March 8 – March 12). The schedule is as follows:

  • March 8 – Lazy Days of Monday – Wear your pajamas and/or silly bedhead hair to school.
  • March 9 – Twin/Triplet Tuesday – Find some friends and dress like alike.
    There will be St. Patrick’s/Spring BINGO.
  • March 10 – Western Wednesday – Dress in your best western outfit. Giddy up!
    Cookies will be provided to all classes – special thanks to Home and School for donating our cookies.
  • March 11 – Life’s A Beach Thursday – We are dreaming of our beautiful PEI summer days, what will you wear?
  • March 12 – Leprechaun Friday – Wear green and dress for St. Patty’s Day.
    There will be St. Patrick’s/Spring BINGO.
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